When I was returning home about 30 minutes ago the entrance to our village was blocked. There were several security vehicles on the road and an a mass of personnel from the police, military, and rescue organizations (fire and ambulance) all over the area. A couple of hours earlier an off-duty policemen from the Hebron … More This Time It Was Closer to Home
Winston Churchill wrote a book about the Sudanese Campaign in which he participated over a century ago. The First edition of that book contains the following prescient passage. “How dreadful are the curses which Mohamedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy. which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in dog, there … More Islamic Fanaticism – Earlier Version
Last night an 18 year old student was stabbed to death. His body was dumped just a few meters off the road we took this morning to go mail a letter at a nearby post office. The murder was attributed by the police to “nationalistic” motives. Obviously the killing didn’t deter us from traveling on … More About 3 km from My Home …
I’m what is called, euphemistically, a “senior citizen”. That means I have control over what I do most of the time. I’m no longer a wage slave. Being free to change my schedule at a moments notice has some real advantages. One of my grandsons, a 16 year old, dropped in on us the other … More A Great Way to Spend an Afternoon
Yesterday I decided to take a lunch break from my ongoing struggles with reorganizing data on my computer. I took a little piece of leftover chicken an stuck it in the microwave oven to warm up while I selected a couple of salads to have with it. The microwave beeped to notify me that my … More A Microwave Saga
I’ve been updating a lot of areas on my computer recently because I’ve had some response time problems. That’s also why there’s been a gap in my postings. For right now, I want to point out a small problem in a display at the Mariner’s Museum in Newport News. They have a beautifully done model … More A Model Problem
The watchdogs for the agreement on Iran limiting storage and production of nuclear materials have confirmed that Iran is violating the agreement. The Iranian government has confirmed this. This US pulled out of the agreement because it was not an effective deterrent for Iran to proceed with the construction of a nuclear weapon. The iranian … More Iran – “Playing with Fire”
Saturday was the big day for our older daughter’s youngest son. Of course, we were there. For his mother, one of the best parts was when I was called up to the Torah reading. She said when she saw the three of us, Eilon, myself, and his older brother, Yair, all together on the platform, … More Eilon’s Bar Mitzvah
The US has invited a bunch of Middle Eastern countries and companies to meet in Bahrein. It seems the main topic was to be economic development, especially for the Palestinians. The Israeli Government was specifically not given an invitation, possibly in the hope that something might actually emerge from the meeting. However, the Palestinian Authority … More The Bahrein meeting -What For?
There have been several ships that were attacked in this area. None were sunk, but the damage was considerable. The attacks involved placing explosive charges on the hulls of the vessels. The charges could have come from frogmen, or from miniature submarines. Many commentators think the perpetrator was Iran. The Iranians may be responding to … More Pirate Submarines at the Straits of Hormuz?